Android locator 0ed

 

Most Android devices allow to determine the current geo location. This can be done via a GPS (Global Positioning System) module, via cell tower triangulation and via wifi networks.

Now you can access the last known location. The fuse location provider provides a new simple API. The following is an example activity which uses it.

The Geocoder class allows to determine the geo-coordinates (longitude, laditude) for a given address and possible addresses for given geo-coordinates.

Android locator 0ed

Not everyone knows what Google knows about us , but we all know that our Android devices love tracking us. Don’t get me wrong, giving Google access to your location has actually quite a lot of benefits:

However, you might still want to disable location tracking on your Android device for your own reasons. It’s very simple to do, so let me show you how it goes:

In the Google Settings app select “Location” to get to Android’s location settings (also accessible via Settings > Location). You should now see this screen:

Most Android devices allow to determine the current geo location. This can be done via a GPS (Global Positioning System) module, via cell tower triangulation and via wifi networks.

Now you can access the last known location. The fuse location provider provides a new simple API. The following is an example activity which uses it.

The Geocoder class allows to determine the geo-coordinates (longitude, laditude) for a given address and possible addresses for given geo-coordinates.

public class Location
extends Object implements Parcelable

A data class representing a geographic location. A location can consist of a latitude, longitude, timestamp, and other information such as bearing, altitude and velocity. All locations generated by the LocationManager are guaranteed to have a valid latitude, longitude, and timestamp (both UTC time and elapsed real-time since boot), all other parameters are optional.

Constant used to specify formatting of a latitude or longitude in the form "[+-]DDD:MM.MMMMM" where D indicates degrees and M indicates minutes of arc (1 minute = 1/60th of a degree).

In my application I would like to determine the user's current location. I do however have a couple of questions in this regard:

Could you please provide me with some code-snippets or tutorials on how to get started with implementing GPS functionality in my application?

gps –> (GPS, AGPS): Name of the GPS location provider. This provider determines location using satellites. Depending on conditions, this provider may take a while to return a location fix. Requires the permission android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.